Fingerprint thanksgiving turkey craft for kids

Today my son and i have been chatting about thanksgiving. Living over in the UK we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but we do have American friends who talk about it all the time, it just sounds like such a lovely tradition and a great way to spend time with family. Of course we have looked online together to research the history of thanksgiving to see how it all began and we’ve made these fun little fingerprint thanksgiving turkeys but we would love to hear how you celebrate, if you do! Are there any special family traditions that you have? We’d love to know!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plate
  • Coloured card
  • Finger paints
  • Eye stickers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a paper plate turkey!

Start by taking the paper plate and cutting it half, keep one half and put the other one aside. Now it’s time for little one to cover the paper plate in beautiful multi colored fingerprints! once finished, place the paper plate to one side to dry.

Whilst the paper plate is drying take your brown card and cut out the shape of your turkey’s body – it looks almost like a number 8! Then cut out two little turkey legs and glue them in place at the bottom of the body.

Fingerprint thanksgiving turkey craft for kids

Give the turkey two eyes, a big triangle beak and a red wattle.

Fingerprint thanksgiving turkey craft for kids

Once your paper plate is dry, take your turkey and glue it down in the center of the plate. your plate turkey is finished! Isn’t he just the cutest? so simple and easy too! How do you celebrate thanksgiving? We would love to hear your traditions!

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